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Gables and roof beams

Gables and roof beams

Once you have assembled the correct number of log levels according to your plans, it will be noticed that the side walls are half a log higher than the gable walls. This is correct and is ready to receive the ‘gable’ to complete the wall log puzzle.

The gables are usually pre assembled and shaped to suit the roof style and prepared ready to receive the roof beams. These sections are heavy and will need at least two people to lift and locate into place. When the gable is inserted it is vulnerable to blowing or flopping over so ensure it is supported until you locate the roof beams into place to give more rigidity.

The roof beams are prepared with notches on their underside that locate over the gables at the root of their slots. The roof beams should be fixed to the gables by nailing. Make sure that the top of the roof beam is level with the slope of the gable before fixing in place as mistakes would be difficult to rectify.

Fitting the pre assembled gable into place

Fitting the pre assembled gable into place

Slotting in the roof beams

Slotting in the roof beams

Roof beams are fixed to the gable by nailing

Roof beams are fixed to the gable by nailing

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